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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Finally Making a Formal Introduction
« on: July 14, 2017, 09:57:48 am »
Thank you so much Inqisenu!  :) Pleasure to meet you as well. <3 I'll make a thread as soon as I get a bit further on him so people can see the progress!  I intend to make Ra next, so I'll be doing a hawk sculpt for him for it. 

Ibi, omgosh thank you <3!!  I will definitely be offering to make custom ones for members of the House once I get a few more pieces sculpt and cast.  :)  I was hoping to get further so I could have donated one for Wep Ronpet, but I may have to settle for offering a custom slot for it in lue of a finished piece, though I suspect more people would be interested in that actually! 

This is one of my full anthro dolls:

« on: July 14, 2017, 09:27:20 am »
Ahh thank you Ibi!  :D 

Gezausenu, thank you too!! I was hoping it reads well like that.  I have a slight obsession with simplistic symmetry!  <3

Neheh, I actually originally had him on the left of my other shrine (which to the right of this picture, and I would do Yoga facing him every night for a few months, and as soon as I stopped I had that urge that I had to move him to that side of my main shrine, which was really interesting!  Definitely think he does like the right side better.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Finally Making a Formal Introduction
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:54:24 am »
Also here's a few shots of Set so far.  He's a WIP, and feet are going to be next!  Then I'll be casting the sculpted parts and do resin pulls to build the armature for his body.  I'm planning on Him having a carnelian heart as well as a small scroll with a cartouche of His name on it at his core. 

I'm not sure if people have seen Anya Boyz's Room Guardians but that's a similar style to what I'm intending.

But here is His sculpt!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Finally Making a Formal Introduction
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:20:03 am »
I have made a connection to Heru-wer and Osiris so far :)

Who have you made a connection to?

I do plan to post my embroidery soon. I'd also love to see some of your art if you're up for posting it some day!
I've been finding myself close to Set, Ra, Aker, and Min.  :) Wesir is a great connection to make, I've seen so much fantastic talks about him through these forums. 

Please do!!  I'd even love to collaborate with some of the other artists on here sometime.

Em hotep and welcome! ^_^ I'd absolutely love to see pictures of your Art Dolls--I mean, I'm a sucker for anything to do with my Papa, but I'm also a sucker for all sorts of creative devotional things in general anyway.

I'm supremely excited to hear Who shows up for you (and cinder!)--and, if I recall correctly, you and Tamiwi are my other Wisconsinites, yes yes? <3

We are dear!!  I'm a born and raised Wisconsinite, Tamiwi is my convert haha.  <3

And don't worry you'll see lots of creative devotional things from me!  I'm a firm believer that if the things you place on your have heart put into them they can be even more powerful. <3 

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Finally Making a Formal Introduction
« on: July 13, 2017, 04:00:03 pm »
Nice to meet you all too. :)  Thank you so much for the welcomes, I'm so happy to be here.  I will definitely be posting pictures of my work!  I do a wide variety of crafts, mostly with sculpting and casting things, but also jewelry and costume sewing so I know I will be busy.  I've also done woodworking for a time so some carving will be involved I'm sure as well, haha.

And yes Cinder I remember seeing you in a few Sunday classes!  I'm so excited for you to send in your RPD :) I look forward to seeing your results as well.  Who have you made a connection with so far if I may ask?  (Also I hope you post some of your embroidery!  I'd love to see it.)

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Finally Making a Formal Introduction
« on: July 13, 2017, 11:31:33 am »
Em hotep and welcome! I'm still sorry we didn't get to meet up in March.

I know I'm sorry as well!  I was really hoping we could have made the trip work out, maybe by next year we can make something like that happen!  :)  We'll make it happen one of these times.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Finally Making a Formal Introduction
« on: July 13, 2017, 10:48:19 am »
Em Hotep Everyone!

I suppose now would be as good a time as any to make a more formal introduction to everyone.  My name is Kate, I just finished the last beginner section and am delighted to be here with everyone.  I found KO through my partner of five years now Tamiwi, which I'm sure a great many of you know, and found a draw to join after she had moved in with me. 

I work as an Architectural Designer, but have an overall passion in learning and creating.  Over the last month or so I've been doing quite a bit of research following the end of the beginners course, and I really look forward to having more discussions and sharing with others in this family.  (I tend to make a lot of things I collect into visual formats because I find them easier to understand).  And I've also started sculpting Art Dolls, beginning with Set, and intend on making as many as I can of the different names as a further learning tool and connecting with them, so you may see some of my work in the future on all those fronts. :)

I also intend on doing the RPD and have started to compile my thoughts and feelings on the questions! -very excited- 

Anyways, look forward to getting to know you all.


« on: July 13, 2017, 10:35:20 am »
Em Hotep everyone,

I just LOVE seeing everyone's shrine pictures.  <3  I'm a big aesthetic person (being that I work/live/breath in a design field) so it's so interesting to see how everyone lays out their shrines. 

I just recently reorganized my own.  I still don't feel as though it is correct or complete (the feeling as though I am still missing something, Tamiwi says it may be a parent I do not know, as Set is more than comfortable on the right side but I've always been very compulsive on balance and symmetry in all my designs), but it usually comes to me why the more time I spend in front of it. 

I'll add some better pictures of it once it feels a bit more complete.



[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone
« on: July 13, 2017, 10:17:53 am »
Em Hotep Jack!

I just finished up the beginner's course, and I know you'll find great fellowship here with everyone.  Hope you enjoy it and look forward to talking to you more. :)

(I also found a strong connection to Set when I started!)

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Wine and Spirituality
« on: July 12, 2017, 04:12:59 pm »
Em Hotep!

I love this question, and I'll be up front in saying I've only recently run across the topic in some detail in my own research of libations and offerings in Ancient Egypt so I might not be as knowledgeable as some.  The topic is discussed in more details in scholarly works, many of which require a bit of investment to read into ($30-$50 range for research that can be a bit more technical for most people).  But from what I've found so far wine and beer for that matter had a very significant place both in everyday life and in a Spiritual sense.  Though it's important to remember that faith is very much intertwined in daily life.  So even while people drank beer because it required boiling water (thus killing bacteria) and you were less likely to get sick, it had a great many other importances, but I'll try and stay on topic with wine.  Wine was not, from what I understand, as easily accessible, due to the production and importing grapes into Egypt, thus was more for a wealthy individual.  That doesn't mean however, that common people did not have access to it, they simply had access to lower qualities and likely used it more often in feast settings as well as for medicinal purposes.  Different herbs and saps were added to wine in order to help heal someone of an ailment. 

I believe they also used other fruits than grapes, but I can't find my source  on that. 

Red grapes/wine were seen as symbols of resurrection. I saw one of Wesir's epithets as ‘Lord of wine’ but since then I haven't been able to find any confirmation on that so I'm not sure if it's true, if so it seems an obscure one.  Anyways, wine also had a strong association with the Duat and the journey after death.  Red wine thus also has a tie to the West and Ra setting in the west.

White wine then is also tied to Ra rising.  And with swallowing, or taking in as part of a ritual, this could be used as an offering in that instance as well.  This then also leads associations to Nut -- taking in / eating the sun as it sets and then giving birth as it rises.

Red wine in sunset, white wine in sunrise?

Hathor is also noted with wine -- being that she can represent crops, fertility, music, dance, and...inebriation.  Sekhmet is also noted in regards to soothe her wrath and obtain her protection.  Getting drunk for festivals in their name seems to also have been likely.  I haven’t dug into this further.

I’ve also seen mention as Red Wine symbolising the ‘blood of the gods’.  This seems to come from Shezmu (Shesmu) who appears in the Old Kingdom and in the Pyramid Texts.  It was this red wine - or blood - that Shesmu offers the pharaoh in the Pyramid Texts and the deceased in their travels.
Another mention is Red Wine symbolising the red color of the Nile during flood, and thus fertility and life.  Blood and life though is also why red as a color is so important:  Red (in carnelian, garnet, and some jasper) connoted life-sustaining blood, power and vitality, and the sun. 

So, I think moral of the story thus far has a great amount of significance, especially red wine (red colored/dyed beer also seems to hold a similar level).  It was less for enjoyment--though the upper class and royalty certainly seemed to take pleasure in it--and would have a great place in libation offerings, or festival times, especially associated with Ra, Wesir, Hathor, and Sekhmet.  I imagine even Set could be added to this because of his association with the color red.  I can also see applications in offerings to Ahku, but that's purely my own thought on the topic. 

I hope that helps!  I'll happily add more once I find more information. :)



Thanks everyone! :)

And it's not a stupid question!  It's Lake Michigan!  We went down to Bradford beach off of Lake drive. <3

Em Hotep Gezausenu!

Thank you!  I lived in Milwaukee for five years while going to UWM :) only ended up back in Green Bay because of work, but Tamiwi and I go down as often as we can!  It seemed like the perfect day to take Them with us.  Especially since I'm still getting involved and learning and connecting with the different Names. 

You should definitely make a pilgrimage here sometime!  We're intending on hosting for Wep Ronpet, as well as seeing if anyone wants to join us for either a Ren Faire day or Six Flags. 

It would be great to meet you!  Hopefully we get to this summer before it's over! Haha.



Hi all!

Tamiwi and I wanted to share our celebration of The Beautiful Reunion with the procession of Hethert & Heru-wer through Wisconsin -- specially Milwaukee!  (Sekhmet and Khonsu are acting as avatars for them as we didn't have travel sized versions to come with us otherwise... ::))

We started off at Holy Hilly, a nationally recognized Basilica.  They had to get married somewhere!

Then made our way for breakfast...yum!  Fresh made jelly is the best!

We stopped at the original water tower...because it doesn't all come from the Nile!

As we finally made it to the beach!  Sun, sand and some pretty rocks! Nekhtet!

Oops, Heru-wer got buried!  Silly Hethert!

We made a stop to say hi to the Bronze Fonz!

Eeeey!  He congratulated them!

Ended up in Egypt...!?

Oh no wait we're at the Safe House being spies!  Spies for who though....Ra?

And then after a long journey, back home for sushi and to watch the new Shemsu naming! Nekhtet guys!

It was a bit of a journey, but they made it all the more fun. :)
Hope you all enjoyed our pictures. <3

(I tried to use a [ img ] bracket but apparently these forums don't recognize it, so I apologize if you clicked through all that!)

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hi everyone!
« on: June 26, 2017, 06:19:41 pm »
Em Hotep Carol, I was in the class with you (though not sure if we attended the same times) nice to meet you! :)

I have to say, since starting on my journey here Set has been my closest connection and I've found a deep respect in making a place for him in my shrine, but I've also felt increasing presence from Ra.  Dani's shrine and my shrine face each other (where he and Bast are) and though it's a newer connection and I haven't yet had my RPD I'm looking forward to exploring it.   :)

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